I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.
Quote by Jacques Delors
Jacques Delors Quotes
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth,...
This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.
My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the...
Any union that can't accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding...
I cannot resign myself to thi decline of Europe, and of France.
Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.
The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and...
Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.
This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is...
My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault
If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the...
The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.
I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one...
The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of...
We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but...
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue:...
The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.